Pumpkin Harvest

2 ACRE MARKET GARDEN

SHARING OUR HARVEST THROUGH THE SEASONS

The Market Garden Vision

The creation of an absolutely stunning market garden encompassing  a plethora of delicious fresh 'heritage' fruit and veg. At the top of the 3 acre area will be an orchard of top fruit (apples, cherries & plums). The rest of the area will be designed to be both practical as well as an amazing place for families to sit, eat and enjoy events or just be.

 

Having visited a number of other similar gardens, Applegarth envisage this to be a mixture of The Medicine Gardens, Raymond Blancs Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and The Pig in Brockenhurst.

 

The foods being produced will be a strong part of the menu scheduling in the restaurant with a considerable emphasis on seasonality. The restaurant itself will half face out into this area with beautiful views across the Market Garden.

 

The Market Garden area will host 3 Restaurant Pods which will provide discrete and truly unique dining experiences. Imagine enjoying a stunning meal while surrounded by the very things that you are eating.

 

There will also be an area designated for pop up events, be it a vintage gin wagon serving cocktails all Saturday or a pop up  cooking demo etc.  

What is it:  

  • 1.1 acre of soil based horticulture, agri-tourism & growing courses.

 

What will it produce:

  • Top fruit, seasonal produce, heritage & heirloom tomatoes.

 

Employment:

  • 2 full time, 2 part time. 

 

Education & agri-tourism  

  • Lessons in Aeroponic growing, micro herb production, other types of hydroponic & hyperlocal horticulture.

Business Snapshot

PICKED STRAIGHT FROM THE SOIL

DELIVERED TO THE RESTAURANT & FOOD HALL

Market Garden Production

The Applegarth Market Garden has been in the making for some time and will include a range of seasonal crops that are perfect for two considerations. Firstly, to provide the Restaurant & Food Hall with an ever changing pallet of foods produced throughout the season. Secondly, to act as a backdrop for people to learn how to grow foods in their own gardens. 

Applegarth have had great success in growing heritage tomatoes, With that in mind and the fact that tomatoes can be difficult to grow, at least one of poly tunnels will be dedicated to this crop.


Then, we will look to produce a range of seasonal produce and ones that can not be grown internally with aeroponic production. So root crops to include heirloom carrots and potatoes, brassicas, beans and other produce that will sell well in the farm shop or be used in the restaurant.  At the same time we're looking to introduce some less obvious produce in warmer pockets of the site. Cucamelons, native to Mexico makes for an amazing addition to a Gin & tonic as well adding a good level of shading due to its prolific vine like growth. 

Fresh Beetroots

TEACHING THE WHOLE CONCEPT ORGANISED, EDUCATIONAL & FUN FARM DAYS 

Growing School

Our Market Garden has been in the making for some time and will include a range of seasonal crops that are perfect for two considerations. Firstly, to provide the restaurant & food hall with an ever changing pallet of foods produced throughout the season. Secondly, to act as a backdrop for people to learn how to grow foods in their own  gardens. 

 

For example, we have had great success this year in growing heritage tomatoes, With that in mind and the fact that tomatoes can be difficult to grow, at least one of poly tunnels will be dedicated towards this crop. To provide lessons in how to string & prune them and use organic techniques to stop issues like blight.  Then of course, as was the case in 2020 to provide the shop and restaurant with a continuous supply of home grown, heirloom varieties. 

Our intent is to become an RHS partner garden and be able to provide people with courses in growing from the RHS courses and workshops list. 

Sample Course Calendar 

January: Planning Your Gardening Year!   

February : Pruning for beginners 1

March  : Pruning for beginners 2                     March  : Year Round Colour!

April  : Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg                    May : Beekeeping for Beginners 1

June   : Right Plant Right Place!                                 July : Summer Pruning For Beginners

August: Beekeeping for Beginners 2                     September : Bulbs for Garden Colour

October : Designing a Winter Border                    November : Autumn and Winter Containers

November  : Prune and Propagate! 

December Wreath making

Day & week courses

RHS Level 2 Certificate: Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

RHS Level 2 Certificate: Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation And Development

Organic Potatoes
Children in the Garden

FIVE A DAY MARKET GARDEN

TAILORED KIDS PLAY

Market Garden Children's Area

Applegarth are working with an acclaimed designer of children's play spaces to produce something unlike your average play areas. We are not looking to install a traditional play area with your atypical swing/climbing frame template. Ours is about offering outdoor opportunities in gardening, nature conservation and environmental art – reconnecting children with nature. 

At A Glance

  • Plucking a warm egg from a coup full of bantams

  • Crawling through a tunnel woven of willow

  • Playing camp in a living willow tent

  • Watering and picking carrots

  • Join the Applegarth Five A Day Market Garden Club

  • Plenty  of digging, planting and growing to do all the  year round

  • No devices, just old school play

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Sustainability Commitment 

Applegarth pride themselves on their efforts to practice sustainable and nature-friendly farming. The Market Garden will give them a new tool to strengthen and refine this mission and will complement their aeroponic growing operations. 

  • The harvest will be sold directly to the consumer and transformed into dishes in the restaurant – removing the food miles of our produce

  • Absolutely no chemicals & machinery will be added during the growing process. Just lots of love & nature

  • By working together we can help our community to thrive and support the restoration of nature. The Market Garden is a beautiful space for the community to learn how to grow fruit and vegetables in a sustainable and attractive way, and it’s a great space for community activities

  • Applegarth will work at a local level, to create opportunities for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint, and to provide information to support positive actions